Lowepro Fastpack 250

Lowepro Fastpack 250 is a lightweight, comfortable pack made to carry a digital SLR camera, lenses, flash, accessories and a laptop computer with a screen up to 15.4″. It features Security Flap, Built-in Memory Card Holders, 180-degree Side-entry Panel, Adjustable Dividers, Triple Compartment Design, Harness Pocket, Outer Accessory Pockets, Mesh Side Pocket, Tough, Water Resistant Outer Fabric, and Side-entry Access that Offers fast and easy access to camera and gear so you can capture that perfect shot in a moment. The Lowepro Fastpack 250 has exterior size 12.4W X 9.4D X 18.1H in./31.5 X 24 X 46 cm, interior size 11W X 5.9D X 9.3H in./28 X 15 X 23.5 cm, and weighs 3.62lbs/1.64kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Lowepro Fastpack 250 Expert Reviews

Joecool reviews the Lowepro Fastpack 250 and writes;
“The build quality is excellent and the bag is comfortable to use. I use mine every day, and already wonder how I could live without it. There are alternatives to this bag, if you for example don’t need extra room for laptop or storage, so check the market first. Id say that the bag is pretty big (bigger than my old ordinary backpack), but not too big. I don’t feel like a hiker when I carry the bag, but blend in nice with others who use backpacks every day in the city.”
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DCR reviews the Lowepro Fastpack 250 and writes;
“Overall, while the idea of a combination camera and notebook bag might not be anything new, the Fastpack proves itself as a solid, functional bag that works well in the field. If you’ve ever watched a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity pass by while fumbling to pull your camera from a conventional backpack, the Fastpack’s side-entry compartment probably makes some sense to you…”
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User Opinions

Lowepro Fastpack 250 User Reviews

Lowepro is the way to go
“It holds my camera with lense attached, two lens, flash, accessories (flash diffuser, extra batteries, battery charger, etc…) and my mini camcorder/charger all in the camera compartment. On top of that compartment there is a pocket that carries my cleaning gear and filters. Then up top I carry my mini portfolio of prints, business cards, pens and things and there’s still enough from for snacks. Laptop fits perfectly in the space provided and my laptop external power supply rides shotgun in the extra pocket at the very front of the bag.” – By W. Miller
Rating: ★★★★★

Works for me
“Great bag and is exactly what I was looking for. Room for SLR, a couple of lenses, cords and accessories, with a nice pouch on top for a light jacket and some small items. Can even throw in the point and shoot and a small videocamera. Laptop compartment is a huge plus. Flexibility is great with velcro to change size and shape of bottom compartments, as needed. Also, not too big or heavy (they make a bigger one – not for me, though)….” – By GK
Rating: ★★★★☆

“I use a Canon XSi with the kit lens, 50 mm lens, and 55-250 mm lens. I had the 55-250 mm attached and it fit perfectly, wasn’t a snug fit, but I wasn’t worried about lens coming unattached or breaking. Other lenses fit nice and snug. Compartments can also be configured based on your personal needs. Bag didn’t leak, carried it in the rain in Paris for about a 2 blocks and had no leak problems. The laptop compartment will definitely fit a unibody MacBook Pro 15 inch. I think it’ll fit a 17 inch with no problem. The upper compartment held card reader and remote. It also has plenty of room. Very comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel like you’re carrying a lot, I carried a full load the whole time…” – By R. Webb
Rating: ★★★★★

This bag is a BIG WOW
“I got this bag for my D90 , Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 , Nikon 70-300 VR, Nikon 18-55, my Toshiba laptop, and all the other accessories and booklets that I carry around. I was just taken aback at how easily things just fit in.. the padding is so good that I feel safe about my gear. I am planning to take this bag on a 21 day bike trip. It appears that it will hold itself and all the stuff up quite nicely.” – By JITENDRA SINGH BISHT
Rating: ★★★★★

Fits Everything you Need
“The Lowepro Fastpack 250 is ideal for those photographers professional or amateur who want to fit all their camera gear and other items for all types of travel. This backpack can be used for vacation trips or sight seeing adventures where you know you will want to take pictures. With plenty of room for other items such as water bottle, kids stuff, wallet, etc. this backpack/camera bag will be ideal. The side access for the camera makes it easy to leave the bag on and slide it over to remove the camera without having to take the bag completely off…” – By Matthew R. Horner
Rating: ★★★★★

Very convenient and capable bag
“I would like to start by saying that no camera bag is perfect. Because we all have different equipment and needs, and go different places, it’s not likely that it would be simple to find the perfect camera bag. However, in my case, and in my current situation, the Lowepro Fastpack 250 IS the perfect bag. I was looking for a backpack to replace another sling bag that I had, which I had outgrown with more equipment….” – By Albert Jurina III
Rating: ★★★★★

A good bag that could be great
“When I travel I always carry a camera, laptop, and other stuff so this bag fit’s the bill nicely. It unzips quickly and the side access works well to get a quick shot off. I also like that it doesn’t unzip ALL the way so my lenses and charger don’t spill out. The vertical zip pocket on the top gets the most use for frequently used stuff. It’s roomy enough for lots of stuff, but not too bulky, and the laptop compartment is rigid enough for good protection, but still comfortable on the back…” – By Reviewer94553
Rating: ★★★★☆

Best bag I could find
“….The side access pouch (which lets you retrieve or stow the camera without removing the backpack, by slinging it around your left shoulder) is really useful and works well. The laptop compartment was useful even when not carrying a laptop; I used it for holding guidebooks, tickets, papers etc. Construction quality and comfort are also good. I recommend this backpack highly.” – By metamatt
Rating: ★★★★★

Lowepro 250 back pack
“I usually take a back pack on vacation. Prior to purchasing this product I used make shift foam inserts to protect my photo gear. This back pack however, accommodated my Nikon D90 (with grip adapter), strobe , and 2 additional lenses,and room to spare. It also offered great product protection. It was easy to carry and allowed me to take my camera everywhere. The result was great shots of a great vacation. This was a great investment.” – By David J. Gerber
Rating: ★★★★★

Good enough, but not great
“It is fairly light and comfortable, but as mentioned in other reviews the laptop space is too tight; my laptop has a 9 cell battery so it is very tight to fit in. It is probably good for a 13″ laptop or a netbook. There is space for the camera and an extra lens. The other pockets are too small to put any other lenses so I use them for the charger and filters that I don’t use very often. Taking the camera out fast is easy, but to get the additional lens out, you have to put the bag on the ground to open it. It is not as easy to flip the bag to the front as their video shows (especially with a laptop in the bag). The quality is good. One important thing it is missing is a rain cover.” – By W. Sedky
Rating: ★★★★☆

Features & Specifications

Lowepro Fastpack 250 Features & Specifications

You can shoot all day when you wear the lightweight, comfortable Lowepro Fastpack 250 backpack. It protects a digital SLR with an 18-55mm or 17-85mm kit lens attached plus 15.4″ widescreen notebook while providing generous storage for 2-3 additional 105mm f/2.8, 18-200mm f/3.5, or 70-300mm f/4.5 lenses, flash, and other gear. You won’t miss a shot, because side-entry compartments let you grab equipment and accessories, even while you’re on the move. Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers, use the outer organizer to keep large accessories handy, and manage memory cards with a built-in pocket. Breathable, contoured shoulder straps distribute weight evenly.

Hardware Capacity:
1 digital SLR with a mid-range zoom lens attached plus 2-3 additional lenses or flash units (up to a 70-300 f/4.5, 15.4″ widescreen notebook, memory cards, batteries and cables.

Fastpack 250 Highlights:

1. Security Flap
Provides additional protection to outer compartments

2. Built-in Memory Card Holders
Efficiently manage memory cards

3. 180-degree Side-entry Panel
Provides complete access to camera compartment and lets you easily customize camera kit to suit your shooting needs

4. Adjustable Dividers
Delivers excellent protection in customized fit that’s easy to load

5. Triple Compartment Design
Ensures superior camera protection, notebook protection and organizes personal accessories

6. Harness Pocket
Provides easy access to MP3 player or mobile phone

7. Outer Accessory Pockets
Provides external storage for large accessories to provide fast access

8. Mesh Side Pocket
Keeps a water bottle or other personal items readily accessible

9. Tough, Water Resistant Outer Fabric
Protects against moisture and abrasion

10. Side-entry Access
Offers fast and easy access to camera and gear so you can capture that perfect shot in a moment.

Additional Features & Benefits:
* Compact design protects camera with large lens plus notebook computer while providing generous storage for accessories
* Lightweight material makes this bag perfect for daytrips
* Padded main compartment with full 180-degree access and adjustable dividers delivers excellent protection and a customized fit
* Padded, contoured shoulder straps with DryFlow fabric provide breathable comfort
* Outer organizer pocket enables fast access to large accessories
* Built-in pockets efficiently manage digital accessories
* Reversed zipper with silent pulls resists sand and dirt
* Durable, water-resistant outer fabric helps protect against the elements
* Security flap provides additional protection to outer compartments
* Harness incorporates a pocket for an MP3 player or mobile phone
* Mesh side pocket keeps a water bottle readily available
* SlipLock loop expand carrying capability by enabling attachment of any SlipLock-compatible product
* Air mesh padded back provides enhanced comfort, moisture wicking and ergonomic support

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